Your Future In Restaurants Starts Here

We are dedicated to changing lives and uplifting communities

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

Our Work


ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 145,000 students in nearly 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia.

Educators of Excellence Awards

ProStart honored the best of the best at our annual event on July 12th in Dallas.


Each year, we award more than $1.2 million in scholarships to hundreds of individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.


Hospitality Opportunities For People (Re)Entering Society helps put justice-involved individuals on a path to employment and independence.

Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance

An affiliate of NRAEF, MFHA provides tailored solutions and guidance that draw from a broad range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise in current and emerging social issues.

Latest Blog Posts

Hospitality Pathways Conference In Review

NRAEF : BlogThis past week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation hosted its inaugural Hospitality Pathways Conference in Washington, DC. The conference attendees...

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photo of Totanisha Jones, HOPES Lawrence hall to employment, Hospitality Pathways Conference

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.

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Support our mission to feed dreams and build futures in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry. 100% of every dollar you donate will directly support the mission of the Foundation.

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